sacred scripture


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Related to sacred scripture: Holy Scripture, bible
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Noun1.sacred scripture - any writing that is regarded as sacred by a religious groupsacred scripture - any writing that is regarded as sacred by a religious group
religious text, religious writing, sacred text, sacred writing - writing that is venerated for the worship of a deity
canon - a collection of books accepted as holy scripture especially the books of the Bible recognized by any Christian church as genuine and inspired
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Indeed, there is hardly the professor in our colleges, who, if he has mastered the difficulties of the language, has proportionally mastered the difficulties of the wit and poetry of a Greek poet, and has any sympathy to impart to the alert and heroic reader; and as for the sacred Scriptures, or Bibles of mankind, who in this town can tell me even their titles?
As the Second Vatican Council's Constitution on Divine Revelation, Dei Verburn, points out, because God speaks in scripture through human beings, "the interpreter of sacred scripture.
Avalos shows how four of these scarcities, whose value permeates the sacred scriptures of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, figure repeatedly in creating religious violence: a particular and limited sacred space, a particular sacred scripture, limits on group privilege, and an absolute limitation on and control of salvation.
On The Way To Jesus Christ analysis Jesus as the only Christendom and also studies the Church's has a responsibility to evangelize non-christians, concluding with reflections on Jesus' Presence in the Holy Eucharist, and the Catechism of the Catholic Church's presentation of the Christian mystery as seen through the Church's traditional view of Sacred Scripture.
Bruce Prescott of Mainstream Oklahoma Baptists has written: "No faith group's sacred scriptures, or interpretation of a sacred scripture, holds special or uncontested authority in the public square when public policies are being debated.
The action was based upon sacred Scripture and directed toward Christians, and yet the reaction by the secular media and columnists is entirely out of proportion and without cause, reflecting a total absence of understanding how Christians are called to live out their baptismal promise.
This inclusion of the social contexts in which the biblical literature emerges gives added insights into the meaning of why such biblical material had such significance as sacred scripture.
Pope Benedict XVI described it as a "contemplative and Christocentric prayer, inseparable from the meditation of Sacred Scripture.
The last chapter, "Theological Approaches," discusses the interpretation of the Bible as sacred scripture.
Sacred Scripture contains both a spiritual and a literal sense--both a superabundance of meaning that transcends the historical and literary confines of the text, and a concrete meaning expressed by the human author.
The first nine essays deal with Thomas's interpretation of Sacred Scripture, providing an overview of his methodology and of his understanding of divine inspiration and revelation.
John Dee (1527-1608) and his clairvoyant associate Edward Kelley by the same angels that delivered sacred scripture to Adam, Enoch, and the patriarchs of the Old Testament.